Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 444,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 719,215

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Page SUM 4,861,000

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13110 records found.